The media has always been one of the most lucrative industries in Kenya. As expected, in 2018, a couple of changes would happen in the media industry and among the key changes is salary changes.
This industry pays upto Ksh3 million in salaries. This applies to those media personalities who have built a brand around their name and people love watching them. The important you are to a media house the value you bring to them hence the thick amount to keep you.
You have to also understand that with their type of influence, they are able to scoop huge MCing and Moderating deals on the side before they even get to their salary. They charge upto Ksh500,000 per event.
In the media industry, here are the names of top earners in 2018.
Daniel Ndambuki AKA Mwalimu kingangi
Daniel Ndambuki owns Churchill show, which airs on NTV. Apart from the income from NTV, Classic FM pays him upwards of Ksh 1.2 million per month. NTV pays him per Churchill show episode and he earns a lot more from advertisers on the show.
Churchill charges a cool Ksh 500,000 to MC an event. In a month, he probably gets at least two offers, which means the comedian bags close to over Ksh4 million in a month.
Churchill deserves all this even more because of the many people he has brought and natures in the industry. it is pretty hard to have someone who is doing so well and still manages to share the industry cake with fresh talent.
For years Maina Kageni has been a trade mark voice on morning Radio shows, no one could listen to anything but him. probably until the Jeff Koinange Jalas tag team came to share the morning cake. Maina knows how to align with the wolfs of the real estate industry. Due to his aggressiveness, the former Truck driver has managed to cut a niche for himself in the media industry. Today, he pockets over Ksh1.8 million from Classic FM.
Maina earns commissions from his sales, annual bonus from Classic FM and other external sources of income…he is a real estate investor. In total, this guy pockets over Ksh 3 million…no wonder he changes cars like clothes.
Jeff Koinange started his journalism journey at CNN.He was unceremoniously sacked by the giant media house after he committed a scandal. Despite the tribulations, the deep voiced gentleman managed to find his foot. He returned to his motherland, re-launched his career at K24, later at KTN where he was sacked again before he finally landed at Hot 96. Jeff earns Ksh2 million at Hot 96.
Caroline Mutoko is the Group Marketing Manager at Radio Africa Group. Before her current position, she worked at Kiss 100 as the Morning Show host.
In 2010, Caroline’s salary was Ksh 300,000.Over time,her monthly income has risen to millions and it now stands close to Ksh3 million. Caroline plays a pivotal role at Radio Africa, which is why she is compensated handsomely.
Larry Madowo’s salary has crossed Ksh1 million mark for the first time. The NTV news Anchor ranks among the highest paid news anchors in Kenya-this is due to his massive online following and the fact that he is among the most experienced journalists at Nation Media Group.
It seems Betty Kyalo’s marriage controversy earned her more bonga points than what she lost. Let Dennis Okari continues preaching… this lady(Betty) is aiming the sky. Her salary can now afford rent in Runda,and it’s above Ksh 650,000
Lilian Muli, though above 40,is one of the most talented journalists. She is among journalists who dropped their husbands but ended up being more successful. As Kanene continues to struggle with life, Lilian is eating life with a big spoon. Today as we speak, she earns over Ksh600,000
Njogu wa Njoroge
When Njogu wa Njoroge quit Kameme FM,loud cries were heard in Central Kenya.but for a man who aiming high, that didn’t bother him, his goal was to earn more than any other vernacular radio presenter. At gukena FM,Njogu was offered Ksh 750,000…that’s what he earns until today.
Mbusi is now the heartbeat of Radio Jambo.Mbusi was plucked from Ghetto Radio and tempted with Ksh 650,000 salary, he accepted it.He now earns Ksh750,000 after he negotiated for more.
Willy M Tuva
Willy M Tuva,popularly known as Mzazi host the show,Mseto East Africa, which promotes East African music especially for upcoming artistes. Initially the show was only featured on Radio Citizen but later incorporated into Citizen TV programs.
Mzazi is an employee of Royal Media Services and is a master of Kiswahili language. Due to his soaring popularity, the talented journalist is rewarded handsomely. His salary is above Ksh400,000.